Tough MoBay United test for UWI FC

first_imgFirst-time Red Stripe Premier League campaigners UWI FC will continue their march towards a top four position and a place in the semi-final round when they host last year’s beaten finalists and current leaders, Montego Bay United, in one of four matches today.Last week, the university boys improved their chances with a handsome 5-1 win over Boys’ Town, but will find Montego Bay United – a team which has been in the final for the past two years – tough nuts to crack. Not only are the opponents historically strong, but are in good form with Owayne Gordon and Allan Ottey handling the goalscoring responsibility since the departure of Dino Williams.Ronaldo Rodney has also been in good form as has been Jermaine Woozencroft. The issue with Woozencroft is that the opposition has been using rough play to stop him and he has been biting the bait.UWI’S MAIN MANGirvon Brown has been the main man on the offensive front for UWI FC, with good support from Anthony Greenland and Anthony Grant, and goalkeeper Amal Knight leading the defensive line. Montego Bay United are nothing like Boys’ Town and will be a much tougher unit to break down.In addition to the win that UWI FC will need, they will also need Humble Lion FC, the team currently occupying the fourth spot, to lose. The form book would suggest that a loss for Humble Lion is wishful thinking as their opponents, Reno FC, are well below their best and will be expected to drop points even though they are playing at home.At Stadium East, seventh-placed Cavalier FC will be hoping to capitalise on a slip-up by UWI FC and close the gap on them with a positive result over the slumping Boys’ Town.Tivoli Gardens still cannot consider themselves safe from the drop despite being six points clear of the battling Rivoli FC, who play away to Harbour View on Monday. With that being the situation, a positive result for Tivoli Gardens would be a fantastic result for Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey and his charges. Their opponents, Portmore United, are not in danger of falling out of the top four, but would be eager to regain the form which saw them top the table. Anything but the best from Portmore United could see them falter in the semi-final round and make the job easier for their opponents.Today’s Games• 5 p.m.: Cavalier vs Boys’ Town – Stadium East• 3 p.m.: FC Reno vs Humble Lion – Frome Complex• 3 p.m.: Tivoli Gardens FC vs Portmore United FC – Edward Seaga Complex• 3 p.m.: UWI FC vs Montego Bay United – UWI Bowl, MonaTomorrow’s game• 8:40 p.m.: Harbour View FC vs Rivoli United FC Harbour View StadiumPOINTS STANDING P W D L GF GA GD PtsMoBay United 27 15 9 3 45 15 30 54Arnett 26 15 5 6 42 20 22 50Portmore 26 14 5 7 31 24 7 47Humble Lion FC 26 10 9 7 24 22 2 39UWI FC 26 10 7 9 30 35 -5 37H. View 26 8 10 8 30 26 4 34Cavalier SC 26 8 7 11 21 25 -4 31Reno 26 7 9 10 25 38 -13 30Boys’ Town 26 8 6 12 29 43 -14 30Tivoli 27 8 5 14 30 37 -7 29Rivoli 26 5 8 12 25 34 -9 23Waterhouse 26 4 10 12 22 32 -10 22last_img read more

Don’t Tell the Creationists

first_imgJohn Horgan, a blogger for Scientific American, wanted to use this headline 20 years ago, but the editor didn’t let him.  Now that editor is gone, so Horgan let the cat out of the bag: “Pssst!  Don’t tell the creationists, but scientists don’t have a clue how life began.”  Well, he just did.    Horgan lamented that the situation is even more lamentable today.  Based on Dennis Overbye’s “romp into theories of the cradle of life” published in the New York Times last month, Horgan concluded, “Geologists, chemists, astronomers and biologists are as stumped as ever by the riddle of life.”  You name it: protein-first, DNA-first, metabolism-first, RNA World (an erstwhile leading contender) – they’re all stumping the scientists with insurmountable problems.    “The RNA world is so dissatisfying that some frustrated scientists are resorting to much more far out�literally�speculation,” Horgan continued.  By that he means panspermia.  He realizes that Crick’s old escape route doesn’t solve anything: “Of course, panspermia theories merely push the problem of life’s origin into outer space.  If life didn’t begin here, how did it begin out there?”    Horgan ended by comforting himself with the argument that creationists have a similar problem, how to explain the origin of God.  “And at least scientists are making an honest effort to solve life’s mystery instead of blaming it all on God.”Creationists don’t blame God; they thank Him and worship Him for the marvel of life.  Do you see the anti-Creator hysteria that leads evolutionists to frantic rants of desperation to keep from admitting the obvious—that life was created?  Thanks to John for being honest enough to admit the problem (something the snooze media almost never do), but then he played dog in the manger: “We might be clueless, frustrated, desperate, empty-handed and broke, but nobody else gets to play the origins game.”  Let’s fix his last sentence: “At least we clueless power-hungry pseudo-scientific demagogues can blame God instead of making an honest effort to follow the evidence where it leads.”    In the new anthology about naturalism, The Nature of Nature (ISI, 2011), Christian de Duve (see 03/01/2011) tried to defend methodological naturalism as the best approach for science, but then had to confront the problem of the origin of life.  Even though he clearly admitted that the problem is unsolved, he appealed to vast periods of time for the improbable (online book) to happen and expressed his faith that naturalism would solve it some day over the rainbow.  He thus issued promissory notes for futureware backed with the collateral of reckless drafts on the bank of time (07/02/2007).  But it’s not God-of-the-gaps when the gaps get wider; it’s naturalism-of-the-gaps (03/02/2011).    Could any other human activity get away with this?  Does the losing team get to play the series?  Does the town drunk get to be Grand Marshall? (maybe in the Doo-Dah Parade).  Does the least qualified get the job? (only with affirmative action).  Does the loss leader get to push out the competition? (Well, sometimes, but that is tactics, not honest business.)  All right, then; if evolutionists are the losers, the Darwine drunks, the least qualified, and the loss leaders, let’s call for reform.  Get the dogs out of the manger.  How about a showing up with a nice kitty: a huge sabertooth cat (02/28/2011).    For a response to Horgan’s old chestnut about who created the Creator, watch sabertooth Sarfati pounce on CMI.(Visited 75 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Mandela Sports Day: ‘celebrate unity’

first_img16 August 2013 More than 50 000 tickets for the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day, taking place at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium on Saturday, have been sold already. South Africans who will be attending the event will have the pleasure of watching both the national rugby and football teams playing against international teams on the same day at the same venue. Bafana Bafana will take on Burkina Faso, while the Springboks will play Argentina. The matches will be preceded by a match between South Africa’s and Italy’s soccer legends, and followed by a music concert featuring top local and international artists.‘An opportunity to unite’ Addressing the media at the venue on Thursday, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula called on South Africans to come in large numbers to attend the event, which is being held as part of the celebrations of Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday. “It is a moment we must cherish as a nation. Think about what former president Nelson Mandela has done for the country. Rugby and football gives us as a nation an opportunity to unite,” Mbalula said. Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola echoed Mbalula’s call, saying Bafana Bafana and the Springboks would “have all 50-million of us behind them in their pursuit of victory on the sports field. “Sport is a great unifier of people and of nations. We must use the opportunity of the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day to celebrate our oneness as a nation while flying the flag for our country,” Matola said in a statement on Thursday. “This will also be a fitting testament to the icon in whose name we play this challenge. One of the Tata Mandela’s enduring legacies is his unwavering patriotism and commitment to a South Africa that is a winning nation. This must inspire each of us as citizens of this great nation.”Transport, parking, tickets, security Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa CEO Lucky Montana announced on Thursday that fans who will be attending the event will be transported free if they produce their tickets. According to Montana, provision has been made to transport more than 40 000 passengers. To ensure safety and smooth operation of the event, strict traffic control and security measures will be in place in and around the stadium from 6am to 11pm. Members of the public will not be allowed to park at the stadium without pre-paid Computicket parking tickets. Parking is limited, and people are encouraged to arrive early as well as use a single vehicle. Gates will be opened as early as 7am, and unreserved pre-paid public parking tickets at a cost of R20 per vehicle are available from Computicket. Patrick Ronan, risk adviser for the event, said all security measures were in place. He said 600 police officers and 1 200 private security personnel would be deployed in and around the stadium. He urged people to purchase tickets at Computicket as there would be no tickets sold at the venue. The football match between the South Africa Masters and Italy Masters will take place at 10:30am, the match between Bafana Bafana and Burkina Faso will take place at 1:30pm, while the rugby match between the Springboks and Argentina will take place at 5pm. The music concert will kick off at 7pm. Artists who will be performing at the event include David Jenkins, the Mahotella Queens, Umoja, Gcina Mhlophe, DJ Alessandro, Wouter Kellerman, Naima Mclean, Elvis Blue and 1st Project. The proceeds will go towards building the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. SAnews.gov.za, with additional reporting by SAinfolast_img read more

Mann reappointed Punjab AAP chief

first_imgSangrur MP Bhagwant Mann was on Wednesday reappointed chief of the Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab unit.Mr. Mann had resigned from the post last year in protest against AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s apology to former Shiromani Akali Dal Minister Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging his involvement in the rampant illegal drugs business in the State.Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and in-charge of party’s affairs in Punjab Manish Sisodia, who was also present on the occasion, said that health, employment, education and farmers’ concerns were the real issues and AAP was working to bring them into the national discourse.“People across the country see AAP as a movement and a party which is working towards elimination of corruption from politics. They [people] have high hopes from the party,” he said.Mr. Mann expressed his gratitude to the party for reposing its faith in him and accused Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and the Badals of the Shiromani Akali Dal of being hand in glove with one another.“Capt. Amarinder had backed out on the poll promises that were made to the people ahead of the last Assembly elections. The people of Punjab are sick of the subsequent anti-people governments and see AAP as the only hope on the vast political horizon,” he said.Mr. Mann said that the Punjab AAP would reach out to the remotest village and every household across the State with the Delhi model of governance.last_img read more

BCCI ‘serious’ about potential American market, says Anurag Thakur

first_imgImpressed with a sell-out crowd as cricket made its international debut in the USA when India and West Indies clashed in a T20 series last month, BCCI is keen on utilising the market on a long-term basis.BCCI president Anurag Thakur, who is in the USA, said the board is serious about it.”We are coming out with a 5-10 years program. I will be sending a team soon to the United States to look at the potential venues where we can have international matches,” Thakur said. (Also Read: Anurag Thakur blasts ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, accuses him of leaving BCCI in lurch)Thakur is part of a delegation of Indian MPs, who are in the US to meet their American counterparts and administration officials.”We are very serious about this (American) market.Cricket fans, which are in large numbers in the United States, have been deprived of live matches in the past several years,” Thakur said in response to a question. (Two-tier Test scheme should have been shot down early: Anurag Thakur)SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENTReferring to the recently-held T20 matches between India and West Indies in Florida, Thakur said the experiment was very successful.”It was decided just three weeks in advance. Anyone who visited the Fort Laurderdale matches, could see the atmosphere. It was very lively, thanks to the Indian cricket fans,” he added. (Rain denies India victory in Florida as West Indies clinch series 1-0)”I think, if you could engage more countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England and others, we have a large population in this area, but Indians have to play a very important role. Without India nothing can happen. It has to be India-centric. And we can take it to the next level,” Thakur said referring to the Indian diaspora in the US. (MS Dhoni wants more T20s in United States)advertisement”We have to look at the various challenges which we could face in the region. Because it is not about just matches being played in the region, but how you can have a sustained development of cricket in this area. For us, the US and Canada are very important markets,” Thakur said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Diana Containerships Disposes of Panamax Oldie

first_imgzoom Athens-based containership owner Diana Containerships has reached an agreement to sell one of its Panamax vessels for a price of USD 6.15 million.Under the Memorandum of Agreement, the company’s 2002-built vessel Doukato would be sold to an unaffiliated third party.The company informed that the 3,739 TEU ship is scheduled to join its new owner by June 16, 2017.Featuring 51,059 dwt, Doukato was constructed by South Korea’s shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries.From mid-February 2017, the vessel was chartered to Singapore-based VASI Shipping. The charter deal was for a period of two months, ending on April 17, 2017.Upon completion of the transaction, Diana Containerships’ fleet will consist of 11 container vessels, including 6 Post-Panamax and 5 Panamax ships.last_img read more

December 18 2018  Help us publish the 50th Annive

first_imgDecember 18, 2018 Help us publish the 50th Anniversary edition of Arcology: City in the Image of Man2019 is a significant year for the Cosanti Foundation. We will kick off the 50th Anniversary of Arcosanti, culminating in several events throughout 2020. An important part of that celebration is publishing a new edition of Arcology: The City in the Image of Man, originally released by MIT Press in 1969. This is the book that started it all!Arcology: The City in the Image of Man is legendary among scholars, architects, artists, and librarians around the world. It established Soleri as one of the most innovative minds of our time, and inspired over 8,000 volunteers to dedicate their time to building Arcosanti. The concept of Arcology is illustrated with outstanding graphics that place Paolo Soleri alongside such visionary artists as Piranesi, Boullée, and Ledoux.The most current edition of Arcology, published in 2006, is now out of print and not available for purchase. In 2019, Cosanti Press will publish the 50th Anniversary edition of this seminal work so it can continue to inspire and influence students, scholars, and visitors to Arcosanti for many more years to come.But we can’t do this without your help! The Cosanti Foundation is a charitable nonprofit, and relies upon the generosity of its supporters to do our work. In order to publish Arcology: The City in the Image of Man, we need your support! Your contribution to this campaign will guarantee that we can continue empowering the world to imagine a more sustainable and connected future for our urban environments.Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a part of Arcosanti’s history and continued legacy!last_img read more

Horvath Lamb address House panel on truck length legislation

first_img Categories: Frederick News 10Mar Horvath, Lamb address House panel on truck length legislation Rep. Frederick bill enhances worker safety, cuts costsBusinesses hauling agricultural field drainage tubing on Michigan’s state highways could employ safer, more efficient truck and trailer combinations under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Ben Frederick that is under consideration by the Michigan House Agriculture Committee.Frederick’s bill creates an exemption for businesses hauling the drainage tubing to use vehicle combos up to 75-feet-long, versus the current 59- to 65-feet limit.Rick Lamb, Advanced Drainage Systems plant manager, and Justin Horvath, president and CEO of the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership, joined the Owosso legislator Tuesday to provide testimony to the House Agriculture Committee on the legislation.“Our company currently uses proprietary industry-specific vehicles in many jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada,” Lamb said. “The advantages include the ability to haul increased payloads and use an automatic unloading technology that enhances our employee’s safety.”Lamb added that the updated hauling vehicles are less expensive to build, operate and maintain than the traditional semi-trailers his company now uses.“I’m pleased that a business in our community has identified a better way of operating and has reached out to me to help ensure their success,” Frederick said. “It’s important that our laws enable businesses to thrive and create jobs using the safest, most-efficient technology available.”The current transportation law already has exemptions of 70 feet truck/trailer lengths for saw logs, pulpwood or tree-length poles, and 75 feet for transporting motor vehicles, recreational vehicles and boats.“I want to thank Rep. Frederick for introducing this much needed legislation, which would have the double benefit of enhancing safety on Michigan’s roadways as well as spurring new business investment and job creation in our state,” said Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership President/CEO Justin Horvath.House Bill 4167 remains under consideration by the committee.###last_img read more